A little texture in your paintings can go a long way. It can really help take your art to the next level if done properly. This article covers three easy ways to create some texture with watercolor using 3 simple household items that you most likely already have.
This is a great trick to create snow, stars or frost. It is more noticeable and dramatic when used on darker colors. The salt is dropped or sprinkled onto wet paint. The effect will vary depending on the coarseness of the salt, thickness and the wetness of your paint. If your paint is just damp it will have little or no effect. Make sure you let the paint dry completely before removing the salt.
Table salt (Fine)
TIP: Your painting needs soft neutral places for the viewer’s eye to rest when looking at your art. If there is too much texture in your painting the viewer will be overwhelmed.
2. Rubbing Alcohol
Dropped onto wet paint
Painted on dry paper
This technique is really nice for a stained glass effect or for rocks.
This is only 3 textures out many more. You can use just about anything you can think of to create an interesting texture. Texture can be a great addition to your painting but here is a word of caution, with texture, less is more. Too much texture will make your painting too busy.
What is your favorite way to create texture?
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